Friday, September 06, 2013

Cumberbatch Counts On "The Fifth Estate"

Sneak Peek footage from director Bill Condon’s "The Fifth Estate", starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brüh', Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens and Alicia Vikander:

"...triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, 'WikiLeaks' forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, 'The Fifth Estate' reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.

"The story begins as WikiLeaks founder 'Julian Assange' (Cumberbatch) and his colleague 'Daniel Domscheit-Berg' (Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. 

"On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined.

"But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in US history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them...?"

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Fifth Estate"...